CCNA Useful Links

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Semester 4

Module 1

Tech Republic PAT example:
http://techrepublic.com.com/5100-6265-1053789.html

Cisco Document: How NAT Works
http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/556/nat-cisco.shtml

NAT: Local and Global Definitions:
http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/556/8.html

Configuring Network Address Translation: Getting Started:
http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/556/12.html

 

Module 3 - PPP

Understanding and Configuring PPP CHAP Authentication:
http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/471/understanding_ppp_chap.html

Understanding debug ppp negotiation Output:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk713/tk507/technologies_tech_note09186a00800ae945.shtml

 

Module 4 - ISDN/DDR

Telecommunications: Glossary of Telecommunication Terms - Alphabet soup

Network Design Guides -Curriculum Link

ISDN Vendor's Description

Review of the PSTN:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_switched_telephone_network

History of the Telephone Exchange:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telephone_exchange

SS7 between exchanges:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS7

Cisco ISDN overview:
http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/cisintwk/ito_doc/isdn.htm

Setting Up ISDN Basic Rate Service:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/iosswrel/ps1826/products_configuration_guide_chapter09186a00800d9bbd.html

CCNP Curriculum-ISDN:
http://academic/cisco/curriculum/CCNP-1.0/Instructor/CCNP6/toc.html

 

Module 5 - Frame Relay

CCNP Curriculum-Check out the Frame Relay chapter from CCNP 6:
http://academic/cisco/curriculum/CCNP-1.0/Instructor/CCNP6/toc.html

Frame Relay FAQs - General Questions and Answers

Configuring Frame Relay

Troubleshooting Frame Relay Connections:
http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/cisintwk/itg_v1/tr1918.htm#xtocid3

Configuring Back-to-Back Frame Relay

Cisco Frame Relay commands:
http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/software/ios121/121cgcr/wan_r/wrdfrely.htm#xtocid1494024

Great resource for Networking definitions, and background information:
http://www.linktionary.com/

A good chapter on Frame Relay, by Jonathan Chin, for additional perspective:
http://www.ciscopress.com/articles/article.asp?p=170741&seqNum=1

Frame Relay for ICND Exam, by Wendell Odom:
http://www.ciscopress.com/articles/article.asp?p=100603

Module 6-Network Administration

Network Management Basics:
http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/cisintwk/ito_doc/nmbasics.htm

 

Semester 4 Review

Know these very well:

Lab 1.1.4a Configuring NAT

Lab 1.1.5 Verifying NAT and PAT Configuration

Lab 1.2.6 Configuring DHCP

Semester 3-Module 3-Lab3.2.1 Configuring EIGRP Routing (From Semester 3 curriculum)

Lab 3.3.3 Configuring PPP Authentication

Lab 5.2.2 Configuring Frame Relay PVC

Work through others as well...

 

Semester 3

Module 1

Internal Components of a Cisco 2514 Router:
Cisco 2514 Overview-Media Object

Understanding IP Addressing: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know (.pdf):
http://www.3com.com/other/pdfs/infra/corpinfo/en_US/501302.pdf

CCO: Subnet Zero and the All-Ones Subnet   http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk648/tk361/technologies_tech_note09186a0080093f18.shtml

Using the IP Unnumbered Command:
Documents/Sem3/CCNA3_IPUnnumbered-Cisco20.pdf

FYI: MD5 Authentication http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk713/tk507/technologies_tech_note09186a00800b4131.shtml

RIP Authentication and other nice configuration commands and examples:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/iosswrel/ps1831/products_configuration_guide_chapter09186a00800d97f7.html

 

Switch Port Security:
CCNA3_2950-PortSecurity.pdf

Module 6

Cat2950 Lab software:
c2950-i6q4l2-tar.121-13.EA1.tar

Cat1900 Lab software:
cat1900EN.9.00.06.bin

Autonegotiation Troubleshooting Document from Fluke
 

Module 7

Good Spanning Tree Protocol Reference from Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanning_tree_(networks)

Good Spanning Tree Protocol Reference from Cisco (Understanding STP):
http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/rtrmgmt/sw_ntman/cwsimain/cwsi2/cwsiug2/vlan2/stpapp.htm

Good Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol Reference from Cisco:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk389/tk621/technologies_white_paper09186a0080094cfa.shtml

STP States:
http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/rtrmgmt/sw_ntman/cwsimain/cwsi2/cwsiug2/vlan2/stpapp.htm

Review OSI- Mind Map of OSI and TCP/IP Protocols
Cisco's Internetwork Design Guide:
Internetwork Design Guide
 

Module 9

Understanding and Configuring VLAN Trunk Protocol (VTP) - VTP documentation, including Flash animation:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk389/tk689/technologies_tech_note09186a0080094c52.shtml#flash

 

Semester 2

Module 2

Cisco IOS Configuration Fundamentals Command Reference, Release 12.2

Basic Command-Line Interface Commands

Cisco2514 Tour

Module 4

LAN Data Link Layer Protocols

CCNA TechNote: Basic Cisco Router Configuration and Management

Serial Connections

How to Select a Serial Cable

Lab Topology

Router Lab Topology

Installation Page-Config Maker, Configuration Register Decoder

Seven_Steps_to_Router_Configuration_Heaven

8 Steps to Router Configuration Success (.pdf)

Router Bootup-

CISCO - Semester 2: Chapter 5 Quiz

What happens when a router boots up?

Router Boot Flowcharts

Password Recovery Procedures

Copy IOS from one Router to another

IOS Naming Conventions

IOS Naming Release Trains

IOS 12.2 Features

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/iosswrel/ps1831/products_command_reference_chapter09186a00800b0ebd.html

Using and Configuring AutoInstall:
http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/software/ios113ed/113ed_cr/fun_c/fcprt1/fccfgtoo.htm

Module 7

 

Distance Vector Routing

Further Practice:

Lab-ccna2-RIPv1Lab.pdf

Lab-ccna2-RIPv2Lab.pdf

Further Info:

PartI-RoutingTableStructure.pdf

PartII-RoutingTableStructure.pdf

 

Descriptions of Split Horizon and Poison Reverse

A Good Comparison of Various Routing Protocols

RoutingLoopActivity.zip

RoutingLoopActivity-Solution.zip

 

Troubleshooting

Understanding Ping and Traceroute

Network Monitoring Tools List:
http://www.slac.stanford.edu/xorg/nmtf/nmtf-tools.html

TCP/IP

Inside the TCP/IP Handshake by Laura Chappell-   (Local Copy .pdf)

AnalyzingFTPPackets (.pdf)

MTU troubleshooting and Dr. TCP

TCP Finite State Machine - Some interesting reading, check Google for TCP FSM

http://www.iana.org/assignments/port-numbers - Well-Known, Registered ports, etc

 

 

Semester 1

Module 1

ASCII Charts: http://www.jimprice.com/jim-asc.htm

Counting from 0 to 20 in binary: http://www.howstuffworks.com/bytes3.htm

Binary-Hex Conversion Worksheet:  -  Download Zip(.zip)

Rick's Binary-Decimal Conversion Practice: Rick'sBinaryDec-conv.exe

Jerry's Binary Fun website: Binary Fun by Jerry Wolski

Convert ASCII to Binary: http://nickciske.com/tools/binary.php

A nice Electronic Circuit simulator: http://falstad.com/circuit/

What is a decibel? http://arts.ucsc.edu/ems/music/tech_background/TE-06/teces_06.html

Cat5e Wiring tutorial from LanShack.com: Cat5e Tutorial

Gigabit Crossover Cable Schematics for 10/100/1000 (See Fig.A-3): Gigabit Crossover Pinouts

Waves and Frequency

Waves_and_Interference.pdf

Module 6 and 7

Charles Spurgeon's Ethernet website: http://www.ethermanage.com/ethernet/ethernet.html

Fiber_Connector_Types:
http://www.l-com.com/images/multimedia/video_clips/VC_FIBER_CONNECTOR_TYPES.HTML

OSI Model Resources:

Good OSI Model Resource:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OSI_model

Another good OSI Model Resource:
http://www.linktionary.com/o/osi.html

OSI Model Details, and good descriptions from TCPIPGuide.com :
http://www.tcpipguide.com/free/t_TheOpenSystemInterconnectionOSIReferenceModel.htm

OSI Model info from Cisco:
http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/cisintwk/ito_doc/introint.htm#xtocid1

*OSI Model Table for Quiz Review: OSI Model Layers
For more detail about functions, see: OSI-Model-Functions

OSI Model Review-Ethereal Example: Ethereal: Looking at Steams of Packets

Request for Comments (RFCs):
http://www.rfc-editor.org/

Ethernet Frame Types Comparison: EthernetFrameTypes.pdf

EtherTypes: http://www.iana.org/assignments/ethernet-numbers

Waveform for Lab 7.1.2: CCNA1-Mod7-WaveformLab_Lab712_waveform.pdf

Waveform-Editable:CCNA1-Mod7-WaveformLab_Lab712_waveform0002.mdi

Interesting Packet Analogy: 20 Ton Packets: http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/7.10/ports.html

Module 8

Be the Switch! Check your switch forwarding understanding (Shockwave app)

Module 9

Binary Review: Binary Bytes Powerpoint Flashcards

Protocol Encapsulation Assignment Topology: Topology

General CCNA 1 Links

http://www.efficient.com/

www.boardwatch.com

www.ARIN.net

www.icoc.org

http://tucows.epix.net

DSL Links-

http://www.hyperspeeddsl.com/how.html

http://www.geoffknagge.com/uni/elec351/351assign.shtml#p1

www.dslreports.com/stest - Speed test

Telephone background info-

http://www.privateline.com/manual/oneA.html

OSI model

Penguins

http://psyber.letifer.org/downloads/priv/protocolencapsulation.pdf

http://www.scoca-k12.org/caswo/presentations.htm

How does a computer's uninterruptible power supply (UPS) work?

How Surge Protectors Work

How OSI Works

A guide to Ethernet terminology - Frame Formats, Timing Parameters

Ethernet and FastEthernet Design Rules- 5-4-3-2 Rule, and Ethernet Basics overview -

All BostonTech.net Ethernet design docs - Includes Gigabit Ethernet

CCNA1 Module 4 Powerpoint

case_study_materials_packet.zip

 

ISO

IETF

IEEE

UL

EIA

DirecPC

Iridium Systems

LANShack.com Cat 5 Tutorial

IEEE 802 Standards Committee

What is Ethernet Full Duplex Operation?

Cisco's Proxy ARP Article (PDF) or Cisco's Proxy ARP Article  (link)

Warriors of the Net - Great Movie! (link)

Uri Raz's TCP/IP Links (link)

TCP/IP Fundamentals (link)

TCP/UDP Port Numbers (link)

 

 

 

 

Additional Reading

Improving Security on Cisco Routers

Obtaining and Installing SSH for Windows

General Cisco FAQs

Router Architecture Presentation - Details about Booting, RxBoot, rommon, Flash, Buffers

Mr. Mac's Cisco web page
 

Subnetting/ACL Links

Counting from 0 to 20 in binary: http://www.howstuffworks.com/bytes3.htm

Binary-Hex Conversion Worksheet:  -  Download Zip(.zip)

Rick's Binary-Decimal Conversion Practice: Rick'sBinaryDec-conv.exe

Jerry's Binary Fun website: Binary Fun by Jerry Wolski

Seeing the Subnets in Binary

Subnetting Worksheet and Subnetting Charts:
SubnettingWorksheetAndCharts.xls -Includes most underlying mathematical functions

http://www.learntosubnet.com/.

Classless Subnetting Explained (.pdf)

Classful Subnetting Explained (.pdf)

Subnetting-Dividing a Network into two ranges

Understanding IP Addressing: Everything you ever wanted to know

Examining IP Addressing

 

Who snagged the Class A addresses?

http://www.sccd.cc.ca.us/district/it/network/idfnums.htm

http://www.ralphb.net/IPSubnet/intro.html

http://www.bergen.org/ATC/Course/InfoTech/Coolip/

Pacific Bell's CIDR Tutorial

Microsoft's IP Addressing Primer

Subnetting Exercises Homework - Semester 1

Subnetting Exercise - From Final Jeopardy

AdvancedTopics- InfrastructureACLs- ProtectingYourNetwork(.pdf)

 

ACL - Lab.pdf

TCP / IP Quiz - on About.com

Certification Links

 

CCNA and Network+ Exam Registration Links

http://www.2test.com/index.jsp - Thomson Prometric Testing Centers

Cisco CCNA

http://www.globalnettraining.com/

Great resource:

 

Excellent CCNA and CCNA exam preparation articles from The Bryant Advantage:
http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/Tutorials.htm

Intro / ICND / CCNA Tutorial: Should I take One Exam, Or Two ?
http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/CCNACCNPICNDOneExamOrTwo.htm

Four Tips For Success On CCNA And CCNP Exam Day:
http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/CCNACCNPCertificationExamPassOnExamDay.htm


http://www.celticrover.com/ -good reviews, free site

CCNA 640-607 Practice Questions

640-607 Preparation Study Guide (.pdf)

640-607 Preparation Questions, Exhibits, and Answers(.pdf)

CCNA 640-607 Memorization Lists.doc

Cisco CCNA - What To Know

The following topics are general guidelines for the content likely to be included on the CCNA exam

CCNA Test prep

Free Stuff from Boson.Com -

...like: Boson Free Study Guide

Router Commands Reference **Nice Reference Sheet

Russell's Picks:

Books

http://www2.ciscopress.com/

Cisco Networking for Dummies -Good Refresher

Several excellent books, much more detail for those who just have to know --
CCNA Exam Certification Guide, by Wendell Odom, from Cisco Press;
CCNA Study Guide, by Lamle et. al., from Sybex;
CCNA Certification, by Myhre, from PH/PTR.

Google Search on Certification Exam Questions

From CCNA for Dummies:

http://studyguides.cramsession.com/cramsession/cisco/   ** Russell: Highly Recommended

http://www.ccstudy.com/

http://www.lilligren.com/cisco/daveccna.htm

www.henninger.net/ccna/

http://207.212.98.71/html/CCNA.htm

www.learntosubnet.com

www.cisco-resellers.com/ccnaprep.htm

Free Cisco Exams - from free-tests.com

Free INTRO Practice Test : 40+ questions from how2pass.com

  • To access the free tests, you must create a free account

Free downloadable CCNA Exams from simulationexams.dom

MeasureUp.com sells exams, but you can download a trial preview copy

Pass-Guaranteed free questions

 

 

CompTIA Network+

CompTIA Network+ Certification Page

CompTIA Network+ Exam Objectives

 

Employment Links

http://www.bradreese.com/hot-jobs.htm -Nice Portal to other Cisco Job Sites

Cisco Jobs on Monster.com

2004 CCNA Salary Survey

 


Tools


ARIN IP Address Lookup:
http://www.arin.net/whois/

INTERNIC Domain Name Lookup:
http://www.internic.net/whois.html